Day 7 Orton to Kirkby Stephen

 

Started 9:15
Arrived 2:30
Mileage 12.7
Ascent 3,395 ft
 
 
First day of the journey without being rained on.  A very pleasant walk through moorland and pastures.  Encountered 3 C2C walkers doing the trip in reverse and took the opportunity to exchange info re the road ahead.  Dilemma of the day, should we run the gauntlet of a very big bull in a field with his many female friends and their offspring, or take the long detour?  After deliberation we decided we are not walking a yard further than we need to.  Mooove over !
Arrived at KS to be rewarded by second bath in 24 hours.  Getting tired of pub grub and we hear there’s a good curry house in town…

Smardale Bridge

Door to nowhere (near Orton)

 
 

About Steve & Cep

We are semi-keen walkers who are lucky enough to find ourselves with the time to embark on (and hopefully the energy to complete) a long held ambition to stroll across the breadth of England, without having to worry about previously limited annual leave. We are totally new to this blogging malarkey so will hopefully learn as we go.
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